Emergency Medical Services, A.S.


Do you like caring for sick or injured people?

Do you want to have the skills necessary to save lives? Are you the person everyone turns to during an emergency? If you answer yes to these questions, a career in Emergency Medical Services may be just for you. After you complete the Emergency Medical Services A.S program you will have the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and professional attitude and behavior to implement safe, effective, and appropriate care as an entry level Emergency Medical Technician‐Basic (EMT-B) or Paramedic.

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Contact the Advisor

Dr. Dan Finley - RP, BSED, MED, Phd
Interim Program Director
850-769-1551 Ext. 5603


Who is eligible for the Emergency Medical Services, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Emergency Medical Services, A.S. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2021-2022 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area 3
*Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement
*Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement
*Literature See General Education Requirement
Mathematics Area 3
See General Education Requirement
Natural Sciences Area
Biological Science BSC1020, Human Biology 3
Social Sciences Area
  See General Education Requirement 3
Major Courses
+#*EMS1761, Assistant Teaching in Emergency Medical Services 3
+*#EMS1119, Emergency Medical Tech 5
+*#EMS1335, Emergency Vehicle Operator 1
+*#EMS1401, Emergency Medical Tech Lab 5
+*#EMS1555, Trauma Management 1
+*#EMS2231, Paramedic I 9
+*#EMS2232, Paramedic II 8
+*#EMS2233, Paramedic III 2
+*#EMS2425, Paramedic Internship 6
+*#EMS2435, Paramedic I Lab 7
+*#EMS2436, Paramedic II Lab 7
+*#EMS2553, Pediatric Advanced Life Support 1
+*#EMS2934, Advanced Medical Life Support 1
*#EMS1310, Emergency Medical Services Management 1
+*#RET1934, Advanced Cardiac Life Support 1



Refresher Courses
+EMS1381C, Emergency Medical Technician Refresher 2
+EMS2391C, Paramedic Refresher 3

Both Refresher courses are offered by Distance Education as well as in the classroom.

Additional graduation requirements:  Students must have fulfilled the requirement for the chosen major, earned a minimum of 25 percent of the total hours required for the degree in residence at Gulf Coast State College, and be registered as a student at Gulf Coast State College during the semester of graduation.  

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 EMS scene

EMS Application Simulations

Our North Bay Campus has all the facilities necessary to develop the skills needed in your new profession. Talk to the advisor today to see the variety of labs, ranges, and simulations that will be used during your training at Gulf Coast State College.


Department Chair

Bruce Harber